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10 Best Teacher T-shirts - Teacher Habits
10 Best Teacher T-shirts - Teacher Habits : 10 Best Teacher T-shirts Why go out in public wearing boring adult clothes when you can wear something that says you’re a proud teacher with an average sense of humor? Pair the shirts below with a reading conference tote bag, an ID badge on a lanyard, and these socks , and you’ll be the teacherest of all teachers. Lets Eat Kids. Let’s Eat Kids. Punctuat
CURMUDGUCATION: Angry (tl;dr)
CURMUDGUCATION: Angry (tl;dr) : Angry (tl;dr) It's important to remember that America has seen angry, agitated times before. The Civil War, when politicians became so angry they left the country and raised armies to kill each other-- that was a fairly angry time. We've had Presidential campaigns that were hugely vicious and libelous, Hell, as we've all been musically reminded, once upon a time th
Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Music and a social justice moral movement. | Fred Klonsky
Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Music and a social justice moral movement. | Fred Klonsky : Friday’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Music and a social justice moral movement Chicago singer Sima Cunningham. Pastor Tom Gaulke. Rabbi Brant Rosen. oin us Friday at 11AM for this week’s Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. We will be joined in-studio by singer Sima Cunningh
OMG AFC Statement on Weingarten-Edelman Op-Ed: Who Should Get To Destroy Public ED
AFC Statement on Weingarten-Edelman Op-Ed - American Federation for Children : AFC Statement on Weingarten-Edelman Op-Ed The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the following statement in response to the Los Angeles Times op-ed from Randi Weingarten and Jonah Edelman. Statement from Kevin P. Chavous, founding board member and executive counsel for
Badass Teachers Association: How Do We Continue to Counteract Hate and Violence? by Liz Caravaca
Badass Teachers Association: How Do We Continue to Counteract Hate and Violence? by Liz Caravaca : How Do We Continue to Counteract Hate and Violence? by Liz Caravaca We are sad and outraged and ever more afraid for our children, youth, and families of color in light of the vicious murders of Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and the brutal stabbing of survivor Micah Fletcher. These th
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: You say you want a revolution. Go to post-Rhee D.C.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: You say you want a revolution. Go to post-Rhee D.C. : You say you want a revolution. Go to post-Rhee D.C. Okay, now that I'm done FBing about #convfefe, I can get down to more serious business -- revolution . It seems a revolution had taken place in D.C. and I somehow missed it. But Tom Toch didn't. Toch, a leading pro-reform, education policy expert and a highly re
Edelman and Randi: School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy - LA Times
School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy - LA Times : School vouchers don't just undermine public schools, they undermine our democracy P resident Trump wants to siphon billions of dollars from public schools to fund private and religious school vouchers. It’s an idea that’s bad for kids, public education and our democracy. Today, vouchers are used by less
It’s hard to overstate how much critics hate Florida’s ‘scam’ education bill. Will the governor veto it? - The Washington Post
It’s hard to overstate how much critics hate Florida’s ‘scam’ education bill. Will the governor veto it? - The Washington Post : It’s hard to overstate how much critics hate Florida’s ‘scam’ education bill. Will the governor veto it? It’s being called legislation by “scam” — and that’s not the worst critique of the new education bill that the Republican-dominated Florida legislature has now appro
The Network for Public Education Issues its Position Statement on Charter Schools - Network For Public Education
The Network for Public Education Issues its Position Statement on Charter Schools - Network For Public Education : The Network for Public Education Issues its Position Statement on Charter Schools NPE Statement on Charter Schools The Network for Public Education believes that public education is the pillar of our democracy. We believe in the common school envisioned by Horace Mann. A common schoo
The Supremes Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all : The Supremes Diane Ravitch's blog A site to discuss better education for all How Millionaires Make Money by Paying into Voucher Fund 5 by dianeravitch / 42min The currently popular means of establishing vouchers in the states where the state constitution forbids them is called an “education savings account.” The way it works is o
SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION - Perdaily.com
SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION - Perdaily.com : SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL PUBLIC EDUCATION (Mensaje se repite en Español) In spending the Memorial Day weekend with an old teacher friend who lives and works in an upscale bedroom community out on Long Island, New York, I was unexpectedly enlightened by yet another lesson as to how the purposefully failed predominantly poor minority filled innerci
NYC Public School Parents: Sign up for Class Size Matter's Annual "Skinny" Award Dinner now!
NYC Public School Parents: Sign up for Class Size Matter's Annual "Skinny" Award Dinner now! : Sign up for Class Size Matter's Annual "Skinny" Award Dinner now! It's that time of year again! Our 2017 Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 PM at Il Bastardo/Bocca di Bacco, 191 Seventh Ave., in Manhattan. We will be serving a three course dinner with wine, and will honor t
What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired - The Hechinger Report
What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired - The Hechinger Report : What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired Research shows that half of the 4,300 New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina never taught in Louisiana again In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, thousands of New Orleans teachers were summarily dismissed after the Lo
Randi Weingarten and Stand for Children find common cause? Strange bedfellows indeed. | Fred Klonsky
Randi Weingarten and Stand for Children find common cause? Strange bedfellows indeed. | Fred Klonsky : Randi Weingarten and Stand for Children find common cause? Strange bedfellows indeed. Of all the people in the world – aside from Betsy DeVos herself – that AFT President Randi Weingarten could pick to co-author an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times with, she chose Stand for Children’ s Jonah
Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis | News | Al Jazeera
Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis | News | Al Jazeera : Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis The US territory of Puerto Rico plans to close 179 schools due to crippling debt of more than $70 bn. Officials say it’s an opportunity to re-invest in Puerto Rico’s education system but with thousands of students affected, many are now worried about
Here’s how Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals
Here’s how Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals : Here’s how Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals How Trump’s harsh education cuts undermine his economic growth goals The Trump administration has some ambitious goals that include trillions in tax cuts , a significant military buildup and a fresh investment in infrastructure. The White House
Betsy DeVos Defends School Choice, Waffles on Protecting Children’s Civil Rights | janresseger
Betsy DeVos Defends School Choice, Waffles on Protecting Children’s Civil Rights | janresseger : Betsy DeVos Defends School Choice, Waffles on Protecting Children’s Civil Rights Let’s begin with some irony as we consider Betsy DeVos’s comments last week on the speaking circuit. DeVos made what was billed as a major policy address to the convention of the ultra-conservative American Federation for
Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment? – Missouri Education Watchdog
Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment? – Missouri Education Watchdog : Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment? It Depends on Your Definition of War. An eleven year old girl recently made internet news when she declared collective punishment should not be used by her teacher as it violated The Geneva Convention. The
La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit | deutsch29
La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit | deutsch29 : La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit When it comes to the state ed superintendent position, Louisiana is in an unprecedented spot. The state ed superintendent is supposed to be approved by the state board of ed (BESE) each time a new BESE board is elected– every four years. A two-thi
CURMUDGUCATION: 5 Reasons I Oppose Vouchers
CURMUDGUCATION: 5 Reasons I Oppose Vouchers : 5 Reasons I Oppose Vouchers Honestly, I had thought that vouchers were pretty much dead and gone and living only in the hearts and minds of determined free market cult members. But since it looks like DeVouchers are on the fast track to Policytown, I want to just list, without a lot of fanfare or my usual gumflappery, the reasons I believe that vouche
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Not To Put Too Fine a Point On It But...
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Not To Put Too Fine a Point On It But... : Not To Put Too Fine a Point On It But... I recently had this thread, Hey Big Spenders , about the Gates Foundation's largess to Seattle Schools in the amount of $225 while they gave over $2M to a Schoolzilla, a K-12 data platform. I also reported on how the Local Wonder series at KUOW , about Seattle-based items of intere
Demand … or Be Damned | educationalchemy
Demand … or Be Damned | educationalchemy : Demand … or Be Damned I was invited by Kevin Zeese to contribute something to Popular Resistance a while back, to contribute a call for an action in response to current education reform policies, including but not limited to, any piece of fecal detritus spewed by Betsy Devos and company. I struggled to formulate a response to that request mostly because

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